|COVID–19 NEWS||Four samples of positive COVID cases in Parliament most likely Delta variant - Health DG | COVID: Close contacts contribute highest daily cases in Sabah | MOH recommends to postpone all meetings in Parliament for two weeks - Health DG | Two new COVID-19 clusters surface in Sarawak | Two new COVID-19 clusters surface in Sarawak ||
KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 -- The trial involving lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is facing money laundering charges involving RM9.5 million he allegedly received from former premier Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and for making false statements to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) will continue on Aug 27 at the High Court here.
Muhammad Shafee's counsel, Harvinderjit Singh, said hearing of the case, which was supposed to enter its third day today, was postponed as his client was under self-quarantine until Aug 1 after coming into close contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
"Hence, the trial before Judge Datuk Muhammad Jamil Hussin will continue on Aug 27," he said when contacted by reporters via WhatsApp today.
So far, three witnesses have testified in the trial which began on May 21, this year.
On Sept 13, 2018, Muhammad Shafee pleaded not guilty to two charges of receiving RM9.5 million which were proceeds from unlawful activities through two cheques issued by Najib which were deposited into his CIMB Bank Berhad account.
COURT-MUHAMMAD SHAFEE 2 (LAST) KUALA LUMPUR
He was also charged with two counts of engaging in transactions resulting from illegal activities, namely submitting incorrect tax returns, which is in violation of paragraph 113 (1) (a) of the Income Tax Act 1967 for the financial years ending Dec 31, 2013, and Dec 31, 2014.
Muhammad Shafee also faced two charges of being involved in transactions involving proceeds from unlawful activities, namely submitting incorrect returns, which contravened paragraph 113 (1) (a) of the Income Tax Act 1967, for the financial years ending Dec 31, 2013 and Dec 31, 2014.
Bernama is the trusted source of reliable real-time comprehensive and accurate news for both the public and media practitioners. Our news is published at www.bernama.com ; BERNAMA TV on: Astro Channel 502, unifi TV Channel 631, MYTV Channel 121 IFLIX; and Bernama Radio broadcasting locally on FM93.9 in Klang Valley, Johor (FM107.5), Kota Kinabalu (FM107.9) and Kuching (FM100.9).
Follow us on social media :
Facebook : @bernamaofficial, @bernamatv, @bernamaradio
Twitter : @bernama.com, @BernamaTV, @bernamaradio
Instagram : @bernamaofficial, @bernamatvofficial, @bernamaradioofficial
TikTok : @bernamaofficial